Nyksund: Norway’s Ghost Village That’s Come Back To Life

As you wind your way along the narrow coastal road of Langøya island in Northern Norway’s Vesterålen archipelago, you wonder how anyone could possibly live here.

With a drop into the ocean on one side and a sheer rocky mountain on the other, you hope you don’t meet a car coming the other way. Then a cluster of buildings comes into view and everything makes sense.

Welcome to Nyksund, a tiny fishing village that’s been abandoned three times in its history. It’s now getting yet another chance for a new life thanks to an unlikely source: troubled youths from Berlin, Germany.

A thriving fishing community—for

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